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Doubts raised over Obama's Afghan withdrawal date

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posted on Dec, 2 2009 @ 03:41 PM
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Doubts raised over Obama's Afghan withdrawal date


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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The first of 30,000 new U.S. troops will arrive in Afghanistan in two to three weeks, top U.S. officials said on Wednesday, even as they made clear plans to start bringing the soldiers home in 18 months could slip.


President Barack Obama on Tuesday announced the major increase in U.S. forces fighting the Taliban, bringing the U.S. troop presence there to almost 100,000 in a buildup officials hope will secure Afghanistan and allow U.S. soldiers to start pulling out by the summer of 2011.
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posted on Dec, 2 2009 @ 03:41 PM
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Well, this is interesting isn't it??? Secretary Gates is now saying that they will assess everything in a year from now and then make a decision to pull out in 2011 or not.........I think they realized the error they made by giving a exit date and are now trying to correct for that...I think they know that 2011 is an unrealistic date and it will probably be more like 2015. Obama doesn't want to run for re-election with this hanging over his head

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